CONFERENCE PREACHER Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon
Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon needs no introduction to the people of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain. He is a dynamic communicator who seeks to bring Good News to all of God’s people, especially the poor and is considered a bishop who is both a listener and true leader.
Born March 17, 1959 he was in the business of life saving from his youth, albeit with the Royal Life Saving Society. Archbishop Gordon pursued graduate studies at the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium (1986–88) completing a Master’s in Theology, Magna Cum Laude and a BA in philosophy. In 1991 he was ordained a priest at the age of 32 in Trinidad and completed his PhD at Heythrop, the Jesuit College in the University of London (1996–2000). It was there that he learned that he was dyslexic.
He has lectured at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, he was Vicar of Administration for the Archdiocese of Port of Spain (2006–2011); principal of the Caribbean School of Catholic Communications (CSCC); and continues to be a member of the Living Water Community. Archbishop Gordon is currently the Vice-President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference of Bishops and the Chair of their Communications Commission.
Archbishop Gordon was appointed and consecrated a Bishop in 2011 and served other dioceses before being installed as the Archbishop of Port of Spain on December 27, 2017. He is loved by the Church in Trinidad and Tobago who have been treated to his celebrations of daily and weekend masses during the lockdown of the Covid pandemic. On Saturday 31st October 2020, at Sound the Trumpet 15, Archbishop J as he is fondly called, will speak on the Conference theme “It’s a New Season”.